MTVA, the Hungarian national broadcaster has confirmed that they will participate in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The Hungarian national broadcaster, MTVA has confirmed that they will once again participate in Eurovision Young Musicians. MTVA confirmed their participation via a news report on M5. M5 is the educational and cultural channel of the Hungarian national broadcaster, having only been launched in August 2016.
The broadcaster has yet to reveal how they will select their participant for the contest in Edinburgh. At the 2016 contest in Cologne, Hungary used Virtuózok to select their young musician. Virtuózok is a two month series, that pits young musical talent against one another. Of note is that the winner of the 2016 series did not go to the contest in Cologne, instead Roland Attila Jakab was selected by the broadcaster to compete.
Hungary has competed in Eurovision Young Musicians on four occasions, having made their first appearance in 1994. In 2014 Hungary finished third in the competition, the best result to date for the Central European nation.
M5 will once again broadcast the final of the Eurovision Young Musicians.
Countries wishing to take part in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 have until December 31 to confirm their participation to the European Broadcasting Union. The following nations have confirmed their participation:
- United Kingdom
Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 will be held in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall. This is the first time since 2008 that Scotland has hosted a Eurovision event, the last being the final of the Eurovision Dance Contest. The 2018 contest will see the return of the semi-finals which will be held on August 18 and 19, with the final taking place on August 23.
What is Eurovision Young Musicians?
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.